Leather Footwear - Worldwide

  • Worldwide
  • According to the latest market research, the Leather Footwear segment is projected to generate a revenue of US$132.40bn in 2024, with an estimated annual growth rate of 2.33% (CAGR 2024-2028).
  • It is noteworthy that United States contributes the highest revenue share in the global comparison, with a predicted revenue of US$24,420.00m in 2024.
  • Interestingly, the per-person revenue generated in the Leather Footwear segment is expected to be US$17.08 in 2024, in relation to the total population figures.
  • Moving forward, the volume of the Leather Footwear segment is estimated to reach 3.36bn pairs by 2028, with a projected volume growth of -0.2% in 2025.
  • Moreover, the average volume generated per person in the Leather Footwear segment is expected to be 0.43pairs in 2024.
  • These figures pertain to the global Leather Footwear segment.
  • Despite the growing demand for vegan footwear, countries like Italy and Spain remain key players in the traditional leather footwear market worldwide.

Key regions: Germany, Australia, Europe, Philippines, India

Region comparison

Analyst Opinion

The Leather Footwear segment is the second biggest of the Footwear market. Leather footwear is popular because of its durable and high-quality material. However, in the context of the fast-paced fashion industry, durable leather footwear can be perceived as old-fashioned when comparing it with the models from previous season’s.

The segment is projected to see the lowest increase in revenue between 2022 and 2027 due to increasing consumer interest in sustainability and environmental issues and therefore in buying more eco-friendly shoes. Regardless of these factors, the Leather Footwear segment will not lose its significance within the Footwear market.


Data coverage:

Data encompasses B2C enterprises. Figures are based on the consumer spending on footwear which comprises Sneakers, Athletic Footwear, Leather Footwear, and Textile & Other Footwear segments that are produced for private end customers for both offline retail (department stores, traditional specialist shops) and online retail (e-commerce, ordering by catalog).

Modeling approach / Market size:

Market sizes are determined by a combined Top-Down and Bottom-Up approach, based on a specific rationale for each market segment. As a basis for evaluating markets, we use resources from the Statista platform, national statistics, industry research, market data from independent databases and third-party sources, historical developments, current trends, reported performance indicators from the key market players, and Statista interviews with market experts. Next we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations such as GDP, consumer spending, consumer price index, and population. This data helps us to estimate the market size for each country individually.


In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the particular market. For example, the exponential trend smoothing illustrates suited forecasting for the Footwear market with projected steady growth. The main drivers are GDP per capita and consumer spending per capita.

Additional Notes:

The market is updated twice per year in case market dynamics change. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war are considered at a country-specific level.


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